Photography BA (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 07/11/2018

Our Photography degree takes a practical approach to exploring the photograph within a range of contemporary practices and contexts. This will extend to a critical understanding of the subject and allows the scope for you to develop your creativity and professionalism.

We will challenge you to consider traditional silver processes and digital technologies, evaluating photographic production and studying the still image in relation to both the moving image and newer interactive technologies.

Course

Highlights

  • This course is recognised by the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP).
  • Opportunities to take International study trips.
  • Experience local and regional exhibitions.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Study Trips Abroad

We organise annual international trips for groups of around 30 students across the arts subjects. These are optional but have proved to be valuable for students’ academic and practical experience.

There are usually one or two trips to Europe each year and at least one long haul trip further afield. Study trips to Europe cost approximately £200-250 while trips to America/Asia cost approximately £750-850.

Course Details

You will develop your understanding of the place of photographic work within leisure, commercial and cultural contexts, to understand the impact that photography can have and the change it can inspire.

We encourage you to explore the photograph within art, editorial, product, services and industry, communications, performance and entertainment. You will be given the space to adapt and develop skills independently, so that you can work to client commissions and function as a professional when you graduate.

Read more…

Open Days

Come say Hello

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Career

Career Opportunities

Our Photography degree is excellent preparation for a range of careers in fields such as the commercial and public sectors, marketing, public relations and specialised fields.

You could develop your practice as an independent artist and pursue collaborations, commissions, publication and exhibition opportunities. You would also be well positioned for postgraduate study.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, applicants are expected to have studied an Art, Design, Photography or related subject in an A-Level or BTEC level 3 Diploma (or equivalent) or a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

Applicants are interviewed and are requested to provide a portfolio of their own work in Art and Design. International students may submit their portfolio electronically. Students with a relevant HND or Foundation Degree with a suitable profile of achievement may be admitted onto year two or three.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

Admission to this foundation programme is normally DEE at A-Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

 

Course Content

We will introduce you to processes and techniques of photography, considering different conceptual approaches, through theory lectures and practice. You will be introduced to using a 35mm camera, digital SLRs, medium and large format photography, studio and location shooting and working in wet and darkrooms and digital media suites.

  • Photography and its Changing Uses (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PHO1002
    Core Module Y
  • Photographic Techniques and Concepts (40 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PHO1001
    Core Module Y
  • Reading the Image (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PHO1003
    Core Module Y
  • Converging Practices on Screen (40 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PHO1004
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

We have a large, fully-equipped black and white darkroom in line with industry standards, and a separate colour darkroom with machine print processing. Two large studios (one with daylight, and the other with artificial lighting) provide professional standard facilities for a wide range of studio-based photography using film or digital cameras.

There are two digital Mac suites, the larger of which is a dedicated digital training room. You will have access to a range of film and flatbed scanners (including the Hasselblad Flextight Scanner), and fully colour managed computers which are linked to the digital print room. You will also have access to a video editing suite, with industry standard software.

An in-house exhibition-standard printing and mounting service is also available.

Reading List
  • Liz Wells (ed.) Photography: A Critical Introduction, Routledge: 2004
  • Graham Clarke, The Photograph, Oxford University Press, 1997
  • David Bate, Photography: The Key Concepts, Berg, 2009
  • Juergen Gulbins and Christina Schulz, Digital Photography from the Ground Up, Rocky Nook Publishers, 2008
  • Michael Freeman, The Digital SLR Handbook, ILEX, 2005
  • Ian Farrell, A Complete Guide to Digital Photography, Quercus, 2011
  • Whitney Davis, A General Theory of Visual Culture, Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2011

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Fine Art MA

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
Foundation Framework: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
Foundation Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,500
Foundation Framework: £9,800

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,000
Foundation Framework: £9,400

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Foundation Study Framework

Our Foundation Study Framework offers an exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the entry requirements for this course, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year course which includes our Foundation Study Framework.

The Foundation Study Framework will help you to develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you will need in order to successfully progress to the full award.  The Foundation Study Framework provides you with a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst also studying a number of specialist modules.

Read more…


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Updated 07/11/2018

  • Our Photography degree takes a practical approach to exploring the photograph within a range of contemporary practices and contexts. This will extend to a critical understanding of the subject and allows the scope for you to develop your creativity and professionalism.

    We will challenge you to consider traditional silver processes and digital technologies, evaluating photographic production and studying the still image in relation to both the moving image and newer interactive technologies.

    Course

    Highlights

    • This course is recognised by the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP).
    • Opportunities to take International study trips.
    • Experience local and regional exhibitions.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • You will develop your understanding of the place of photographic work within leisure, commercial and cultural contexts, to understand the impact that photography can have and the change it can inspire.

    We encourage you to explore the photograph within art, editorial, product, services and industry, communications, performance and entertainment. You will be given the space to adapt and develop skills independently, so that you can work to client commissions and function as a professional when you graduate.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Study Trips Abroad

    We organise annual international trips for groups of around 30 students across the arts subjects. These are optional but have proved to be valuable for students’ academic and practical experience.

    There are usually one or two trips to Europe each year and at least one long haul trip further afield. Study trips to Europe cost approximately £200-250 while trips to America/Asia cost approximately £750-850.

    • Come say Hello

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Our Photography degree is excellent preparation for a range of careers in fields such as the commercial and public sectors, marketing, public relations and specialised fields.

      You could develop your practice as an independent artist and pursue collaborations, commissions, publication and exhibition opportunities. You would also be well positioned for postgraduate study.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, applicants are expected to have studied an Art, Design, Photography or related subject in an A-Level or BTEC level 3 Diploma (or equivalent) or a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

    Applicants are interviewed and are requested to provide a portfolio of their own work in Art and Design. International students may submit their portfolio electronically. Students with a relevant HND or Foundation Degree with a suitable profile of achievement may be admitted onto year two or three.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation programme is normally DEE at A-Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

     

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • We will introduce you to processes and techniques of photography, considering different conceptual approaches, through theory lectures and practice. You will be introduced to using a 35mm camera, digital SLRs, medium and large format photography, studio and location shooting and working in wet and darkrooms and digital media suites.

    • Photography and its Changing Uses (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PHO1002
      Core Module Y
    • Photographic Techniques and Concepts (40 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PHO1001
      Core Module Y
    • Reading the Image (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PHO1003
      Core Module Y
    • Converging Practices on Screen (40 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PHO1004
      Core Module Y
      • Liz Wells (ed.) Photography: A Critical Introduction, Routledge: 2004
      • Graham Clarke, The Photograph, Oxford University Press, 1997
      • David Bate, Photography: The Key Concepts, Berg, 2009
      • Juergen Gulbins and Christina Schulz, Digital Photography from the Ground Up, Rocky Nook Publishers, 2008
      • Michael Freeman, The Digital SLR Handbook, ILEX, 2005
      • Ian Farrell, A Complete Guide to Digital Photography, Quercus, 2011
      • Whitney Davis, A General Theory of Visual Culture, Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2011
    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Master of Business Administration (MBA)

      Fine Art MA

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
    Foundation Framework: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
    Foundation Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500
    Foundation Framework: £9,800

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,000
    Foundation Framework: £9,400

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Our Foundation Study Framework offers an exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

    If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the entry requirements for this course, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year course which includes our Foundation Study Framework.

    The Foundation Study Framework will help you to develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you will need in order to successfully progress to the full award.  The Foundation Study Framework provides you with a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst also studying a number of specialist modules.

    Read more…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour